Pear tree lane farmhouse

~All tucked away, in our hearts~

Written by Sue, Saturday, February, 1, 2014,.....          Cloudy, with rain, mild temps. 
Week one of January was spent enjoying time with daughter before she left to go back home, traditional black eye peas, collard greens, and cornbread, unloading hay, holding lambs, foot soaks,visiting with loved ones, baking and eating one of our favorite cakes, (Italian Cream Cake),sitting by the camp fire,enjoying Christmas decorations,hanging out with Pops.
The second week found me sitting by the fire with my work books, contemplating and planning the year ahead, while listening to Perry Como, lingering around the Christmas decorations not wanting to let go of this most "JOYOUS" season,but at the same time thinking about when I needed to start taking the Christmas decoration down, We enjoyed greeting the sun on cold frosty mornings, indulging in good country breakfasts. The day finally came when I started undressing the trees, We enjoyed sheets sun dried and kissed by the sun, fresh clementines, and beautiful fog filled evening sunsets!
Week three found us with all decorations taken down, packed, and put away until November, we had started to simplify our life,  trying to eat healthier, salmon and salad on the menu.
 Week four  we had very cold temps, and then the big snowfall came,~smile~ we slept in,played in the snow, relaxed on the porch with coffee, left for errands, came home 90% of snow was gone. Whoopee!!!!We played with what snow was left, some were wrapped in blankets and gave raspberries to whomever woke them, we topped our week off with hot chocolate~

January's calendar days have come and gone, but our "Gathered Moments"are now tucked away in our hearts!

I want to thank Cheryl from Thinking about Home for hosting this wonderful event, I had so much fun reminiscing over this past month, I am so excited to see what February brings.


Barb said...

Hi Sue!

I loved this post, what beautiful pictures so full of wonderful memories and precious moments. Thank you for sharing!


Cheryl said...

Sue, your "gatherings" are positively delightful! You had a wonderfully blessed month, and now I feel as if I kind of shared it with you!

Thanks for linking up!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Sue
what a beautiful January you are sharing with us.
The foot bath, sitting by the campfire and the peep in through your window are my faves
A lovely post - thank you!

Doniene said...

I too, Sue loved this post! What joyful interlude while I had my morning coffee, before I venture out in 29 degrees to feed to bottle goats!


Debbie said...

Good morning Sue...I LOVED this. It is such a good idea of how to wrap a month. You had such good pictures. LOVED the simple one of the clothes blowing on the line. Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely way to remember....I adore your photo collages. Blessings to you this day.

Vee said...

So beautiful and joyful! Makes my own heart swell a bit.

Linda Sears said...

I've just discovered your blog through Cheryl's Gathering the Moments. What lovely days you had in January! I know I'll be back for a visit soon. Enjoy your day!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely post and reminiscence
of your January. Just love it.
There are so many bright and simple
pleasures that happen to us on a daily basis, so nice the way you
shared them............

Blessings Galore for February hon,

Kathi said...

I'm so happy for you Sue, to have had this time with your daughter. Your photos are gorgeous as usual. I can't wait to see what February brings too! Kathi

Melissa Gill said...

I just love your home and your photos! I would love to sit on your lovely porch or around your Christmas tree. :)

Anonymous said...

Love how you captured your month of Jan in photos.. such a delightful way to remember -- maybe build a photo book around each month of the year..Lovely post..


Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm slow with blogging this week for some reason. I'm glad I saw your beautiful post, Sue. Your photo collage is wonderful and is a perfect way to remember your January! May your February be just as sweet!

Elena said...

What a beautiful post. I loved how you arranged all the pictures and broke down the month!

The farmer and his friends
Thank you so much for coming by, please come and visit anytime.

~Welcome home~

This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.



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